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13-Aug-2016  
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The 2016 Ghana Basketball Awards made a huge splash on Friday at the Best Western Premier Hotel as Suleman Abubakar and Matilda Gordon were declared Most Valuable Male and Female Players of the Year respectively.

The event which was well attended, had Abubakar, who goes by the moniker “Big Time”, win the most coveted prize alongside her Braves of Customs and Accra Polytechnic counterparts, Matilda Gordon.

Gordon also emerged winner of the Tertiary Female Player of the Year ahead of Yayra Kluiboto of University of Cape-Coast and Osseni Mahmoudath of Valley View University. University of Ghana (UG) Power Forward Maxwell Okuampah piped Abubakar to the Tertiary Male Player of the Year title.

It turned out to be a massive winning night for UG as the institution’s Male Basketball Team won the Team of the Year, GUSA (Ghana Universities Sports Association) Team of the Year and UPAC (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges) Team of the Year. Meme Falconer won Coach of the Year.

In the High School Division, St. Augustine’s College duo of Dennis Dugbenu and Lawrence Ampiah won the Male Player of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively. Aggrey Memorial’s Juliana Cudjoe won in the girl’s category.

Comedian DKB and singer eShun of X Factor Nigeria fame thrilled guests with knock out performances.

Below is a full list of winners at the Ghana Basketball Awards third edition:

Development Award – Chiefs Basketball Academy

Clean Team of the Year – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

High School Male Player of the Year – Dennis Dugbenu, St. Augustine’s College

High School Female Player of the Year – Juliana Cudjoe, Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion

High School Coach of the Year – Lawrence Ampiah, St. Augustine’s College

Referee of the Year – Gasu Quarmyne

Tertiary Male Player of the Year -Maxwell Okuampah, University of Ghana

Tertiary Female Coach of the Year – Matilda Gordon, Accra Polytechnic

Coach of the Year – Meme Falconer, University of Ghana

Overall Most Valuable Female Player of the Year – Matilda Gordon

Overall Male Player of the Year – Suleman Abubakar

Africa Development Award – Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors General Manager

African Player of the Year – Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic

PUSAG Male Team of the Year – Marshalls University College

PUSAG Female Team of the Year – Valley View University

GUSA Female Team of the Year – University of Cape-Coast

GUSA Male Team of the Year – University of Ghana

GHAPSA Male Team of the Year – Accra Polytechnic

GHAPSA Female Team of the Year – Accra Polytechnic

UPAC Team of the Year – University of Ghana

High School Male Team of the Year -St. Augustine’s College

High School Female Team of the Year – Aggrey Memorial Mont Zion

Dedication and Valor – Anthony Adjorh

Dedication and Valor – Benjamin Baafi


 
 
Source: basketballghana.com
 
 

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